KB Home (KBH): Today's Featured Materials & Construction Loser

KB Home ( KBH) pushed the Materials & Construction industry lower today making it today's featured Materials & Construction loser. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.6%. By the end of trading, KB Home fell 28 cents (-2.7%) to $9.95 on average volume. Throughout the day, 5.1 million shares of KB Home exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.2 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $9.93-$10.23 after having opened the day at $10.12 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $10.23. Other company's within the Materials & Construction industry that declined today were: Comstock ( CHCI), down 7.2%, Ecology and Environment ( EEI), down 6%, Goldfield ( GV), down 4.2%, and United States Lime & Minerals ( USLM), down 3.8%.

KB Home operates as a homebuilding and financial services company in the United States. KB Home has a market cap of $786.6 million and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 52.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are two analysts that rate KB Home a buy, two analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates KB Home as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally weak debt management and poor profit margins.

On the positive front, Nobility Homes ( NOBH), up 16%, Energy Solutions ( ES), up 6.1%, Pure Cycle Corporation ( PCYO), up 5.2%, and PGT ( PGTI), up 5.1%, were all gainers within the materials & construction industry with Toll Brothers ( TOL) being today's featured materials & construction industry winner.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the materials & construction industry could consider SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF ( XHB) while those bearish on the materials & construction industry could consider ProShares Short Basic Materials Fd ( SBM).

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